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County to pay $600,000 to ex-Holding Center inmate

Erie County will pay $600,000 to a former Holding Center inmate who claims he was denied adequate medical treatment.

Quandrell Ivey of Buffalo sued the county in 2010 claiming he was denied proper medical care for the necrotizing faciitis, or flesh-eating infection, that doctors later said was affecting his left leg.

Ivey, in his federal court complaint, claims he reported to the Holding Center’s medical unit on three separate occasions in 2009 and each time was sent back to his cell without adequate treatment.

The suit says he was eventually transferred to the Erie County Medical Center where he was properly diagnosed and treated.

County officials confirmed the details of the settlement.